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Regent Deane Baker tarnished his anti-code
stance when he attempted to tack on
homophobic amendments to the code.

Daily film critics Alison Levy and Michael
Thompson debate the merits of the John
Hughes/Chris Columbus remake, er, sequel,
"Home Alone 2: Lost in New York."

The Michigan cross country teams made school
history at the NCAA Championships in
Bloomington this weekend. The men finished
fifth, and the women placed eighth.

Today
Plenty o clouds;
High 44, Low 35
Tomorrow
Rain likely; High 48, Low 37

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One hundred two years of editorial freedom

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Alumna:
Alleged
stalker
aided by
U-M

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U-M, HHS set
rate for indirect
research costs

by David M. Powers
Daily Staff Reporter
A U-M alumna says she is being
harassed by a man claiming to have
obtained information about her and
her family from the university.
Former U-M School of
Engineering student Lynn Chang
said a man, whom she did not know,
has repeatedly contacted her family,
asking them to give him her address
and phone number. He claimed to be
a friend from college.
Chang said his letters and his
phone calls were disturbing.
"My parents started to get wor-
ried recently ... They started realiz-
ing this person wasn't a good friend
of mine," Chang said.
According to police reports, the
man -- whose name has been with-
held - claims to have met Chang at
a gas station in Palo Alto, Calif.,
where both currently live. He rec-
ognized her Michigan license plate
and told her that he had also lived in
the state before moving to Palo Alto.
Chang said he claimed they
talked briefly, and that she men-
tioned her first name and that she
had attended the U-M.v .
"He's only met me once. I don't
think I could even recognize him,"
Chang said.
Although the man said he got
Chang's address and phone number
from the university, it would have
been very difficult with the limited
information that he had, said
Lauralee Ensign, supervisor of
Alumni Records.
"There's no way we would have
found her then because our records
are strictly alphabetical by last
name," Ensign said.
Ensign added that Office of
Alumni Records only gives infor-
mation to alumni and former
students.
However, Interim Registrar
Douglas Woolley said his office
gives student information
- including names, addresses and
phone numbers - to the general
See STALKING, Page 2

by Henry Goldblatt
and Karen Sabgir
Daily Staff Reporters
The U-M stands to lose approximately $12
million in General Fund allocations during the
next three years, after having finished indirect
cost recovery negotiations with the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS).
HHS and the U-M reached a three-year
agreement of a 52 percent indirect cost recov-
ery rate - meaning that for every $100,000
worth of research funds the university receives,
it gets an additional $52,000 from the federal
government to pay for costs indirectly
associated with research such as lighting, heat
and phone costs.
An indirect cost recovery rate is divided
into space-related costs and administrative
costs. The rate is negotiated between a univer-
sity and either the HHS or Department of
Defense - depending on the nature of a
school's research.
During Fiscal Year 1991, the U-M's rate
was 56 percent, until July when the federal
government capped the administrative portion
of the rate for universities nationwide at 26.2
percent. However, the U-M received an ap-
proximate 21 percent increase over the mini-
mum, with the option of renegotiation.
"You can't make one-to-one connections,
but there were no pay raises this past year. If
we had $4 million more (each year), we might
have," said Walter Harrison, executive director

The University of Michigan and the
Department of Health and Human
Services (HHS) reached an agreement
on a 52 percent indirect cost recovery
rate. Below is a description of its
implications:
For every $100,000 the university
spends on research, it receives
$52,000 to pay for costs indirectly
related to research such as heating
and lighting expenses.
This rate replaces the 47.2 percent
rate - imposed by H H S -that has
been in place since July.
for university relations.
Alan Steiss, U-M director of research de-
velopment and administration, said the univer-
sity originally proposed a 60 percent cost re-
covery rate to HHS. The 52 percent rate
agreement reached between the two parties is
retroactive - allowing the university to re-
coup the $4.8 million difference between the
47.2 percent rate and the 52 percent figure.
Harrison said in order to compensate for the
lost funds, the university has shifted some
classification expenses from general adminis-
trative costs to space-related costs.
"It's affected us more than any other uni-
versity in the country," Harrison said, adding
See COSTS, Page 2

MICHELLE GUY/Daily
Power outage
Denny Watenpool (left) and Ron Elliot of Detroit Edison restore power in the area
surrounding the corner of Geddes and Earhart yesterday morning. A retirement center'
and a school were without power for two hours.

Ann Arbor may repair Fuller Bridge site
City officials request supplemental state, federal funds; Busses may return to original routes

by Jonathan Berndt
Daily City Reporter
University busses may return to
their original routes in September if
Ann Arbor is granted increased state
and federal funding, city officials
said.
The city has requested funds to
repair the Fuller Bridge and build a
new bridge adjacent to it. According
to a letter from City Administrator
Alfred Gatta prepared by Bill
Wheeler, the city's public services

director, increased state and federal
funds would allow construction of a
new bridge directly south of the
current bridge.
If the funding is approved by the
Michigan Department of
Transportation (MDOT), construc-
tion of a new bridge could begin this
spring. Completion of the new
bridge would eliminate all weight
restrictions, allowing busses across
the river, he added.
The bridge was a part of all uni-

versity bus lines until it was declared
unsafe in September. Busses were
then rerouted to Broadway.
The construction would not inter-
fere with traffic on the old bridge.
MDOT is also considering an in-
crease in funding to repair the old
bridge. This increase would pay for
95 percent of construction and re-
habilitation costs, according to the
letter.
"I would say we have a reason-
able chance to get funding for two

bridges," Wheeler said.
Several councilmembers re-
quested that the U-M share the local
cost of the project -estimated at
$388,170.
"We could probably ask the uni-
versity to share the local costs for a
bridge," Wheeler responded.
He said that since the U-M owns
all of the property on the south side
of Fuller including the Mitchell
Athletic Fields and about 60 percent
of land north of the street, the city

Male U-M students have a bash
taking women's studies courses
by Karen Talaski bash you," said Chris Cole, an LSA nated against due to their gender an
Daily Gender Issues Reporter senior in "Women and the Law". many men have found themselve
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should pursue that option.
The letter explained that a recent
inspection found the concrete beams
that support the road had deterio-
rated beyond repair.
"Because the Fuller Bridge's
condition is far more serious than we
thought, we have revised our appli-
cation to make this our number one
priority, and changed it from an
'ordinary' critical bridge application
to an 'emergency' application," it
said.
U-M band
plays for
Regis and
Kathie Lee
by Abby Schweitzer
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Marching Band
recently joined the ranks of Dom
DeLuise, math whizkids, Tony
Danza, and "Chuck" the dancing
poodle.
More than 250 band members
performed live on Friday's "Live
With Regis and Kathie Lee" in Cobo
Arena in Detroit.
"It was exciting when we came in
playing the theme song," said Sarah
Clark, a piccolo player. "During the
breaks we played 'The .Victors,'
'Let's Go Blue' and 'Hawaiian
March In."'
Producers of the Regis and
Kathie Lee Show called from New

As of yesterday afternoon, 54
spaces remain for next semester's
Women's Studies 240 introductory
class.
Chances are, more women than
men will be filling these spots.
Many male U-M students say they
shy away from these courses due to
a fear of "male bashing".
"It's really stereotyped how
women in these classes are going to

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sure everybody thinks."
RC first-year-student Gonzalo
Rufatt said he felt the women in his
introductory "Women's Issues"
class are supportive. "I don't think
there has been anyone in my discus-
sion group that has been radically
anti-man. I haven't run into anyone
in my class who really is."
Yet some men have felt discrimi-

piacea on the aetensive.
"I don't feel ripped on but I think
a lot of blame is being placed on
men," said Jeremy Africa, an LSA
sophomore in Women's Studies 240.
Africa said he withdrew from
class discussion recently because of
the unfair treatment he received dur-
ing his action project - a require-
ment of the course.
See WOMEN, Page 2

Political science profs., lawmakers
express concern over term limits

by Tim Greimel
Daily Staff Reporter
State legislators hailing from
Ann Arbor and U-M political sci-

the governor, and other executive
officers to two four-year terms.
Democratic politicians from the
Ann Arbor area opposed the mea-

Sen. Lana Pollack (D-Ann Arbor),
agreed with Hannon.
"If anything, (term limits) will
increase the power of unelected of-.

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